CAPTAIN WHO RESCUED THREE STRANDED FISHERMEN SAYS HE’S NO HERO

first_imgThe fishing captain who saved the lives of three men off the coast of Donegal yesterday has said he is no hero.John ‘Jock’ Harkin was unloading another boat at Leenan Pier when he heard another boat had gone down off Fanad Head.John jumped in his own boat, the Niamh Crone, along with three other men including his son Damien and Sean Kearney and James Doherty. The 58 year old fishing skipper told Donegal Daily “We were unloading fish on Leenan Pier when we heard about the call. We then heard that three men were in the water so we rushed out as fast as we could.“We got to them fairly quickly. Two of them were okay but I honestly thought the third man was dead.“He was a terrible colour and he wasn’t moving at all.“We got them out of the water and got them back to the pier as quickly as we could.” John and his fellow rescuers were first to reach the men who had been forced to abandon their stricken vessel, the St Elizabeth just after 1.30pm.Two of the three rescued men have been named locally as Matthew Kearney and Maurice Ivors.John, from Clonmany on the Inishowen Peninsula, said he is no hero but was just delighted to be able to help save the men.“I don’t think any of us class ourselves as heroes. It’s just what anybody would do.“We didn’t have much time to think about what we were doing. It’s a good thing that someone on board had good eyesight because we got to them fairly quickly. “I wouldn’t like to think what might have happened if they had been in the water much longer.“It could be us in that sea tomorrow and I would like to think that someone would be able to do the same for us,” he said.CAPTAIN WHO RESCUED THREE STRANDED FISHERMEN SAYS HE’S NO HERO was last modified: June 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:John HarkinLEENAN PIERNiamh CronerescueSt Elizabethlast_img read more

PHOENIX — If Daryl Washington is to once again don

first_img PHOENIX — If Daryl Washington is to once again don an Arizona Cardinals uniform, the process for it to happen began in earnest on Monday.That is when he met with Cardinals president Michael Bidwill as well as GM Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians.Wednesday morning, Bidwill went on various shows and essentially said Monday’s meeting was just the first step in a process that, hopefully, will be resolved “fairly soon.” Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington (58) during the first half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Now 30 years of age, Washington last played in the NFL in 2013. In 12 games he tallied 75 total tackles, with three sacks, two interceptions and 11 passes defensed. He was a Pro Bowler the prior season, in which he amassed 134 total tackles and nine sacks.Once upon a time, Washington was one of the NFL’s most dynamic inside linebackers; now, who knows.“We really have no clue what type of a player he is anymore,” Arians admitted. “As changed around as a person — he’s learned a lot of things, ups and downs — but that process will take care of itself.”After all, while at the time of his conditional reinstatement Washington said, “Physically I’m in the best shape of my life and have maintained a strenuous six-day per week workout plan for over a year in anticipation of this day and next season,” he still has not been playing football.“Yeah, you can lift weights all you want, but you ain’t chasing anybody around,”Arians said.But if  Washington proves to be remorseful and a changed man and if he shows he is in good enough shape to play football, would Arians have trouble welcoming him back into the fold? No doubt there are certain boxes the linebacker must check in order for the Cardinals to feel comfortable with his return, but if he checks them, will Arians? The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   The meeting was important because it was the first time Cardinals brass had seen Washington since he was suspended in 2014, so if nothing else it offered a chance to catch up a bit and get an idea of where their former Pro Bowl player is at.Aside from that, however, there was not much to be gleaned from what Arians described as a “good meeting.”“Find out what he had been up to and what he had been doing,” Arians said Wednesday afternoon at Steak 44 in Phoenix.Arians, who was on hand promoting the annual fundraiser he and his wife Christine host at the venue to benefit the Arians Family Foundation and Voices for Casa of Maricopa County, continued:“Michael has a protocol set up, and as this thing goes forward, the Cardinals will make a decision and Michael will ultimately make the decision.”An assistant U.S. attorney with the Department of Justice in Phoenix from 1990 to 1996, Bidwill’s approach to Washington — who was suspended after multiple violations of the league’s policy on substance abuse as well as a domestic violence incident — will certainly be something to keep an eye on.If the Cardinals feel comfortable with Washington the person, then it’s possible they could be adding quite a player. “We’ll wait and see,” he said.Follow Adam Green on Twitterlast_img read more